Quirky Paris: Hôpital Saint-Louis Musée des Moulages

Published by Rizhlaine F. · Published on 5 November 2020 at 10h37
How about visiting a quirky side of Paris? We take you with us, to visit Hôpital Saint-Louis Musée des Moulages, an exclusive place presenting a collection of over 4,800 medical wax figures of dermatologic diseases listed as historic monuments. Not for the faint of heart!

Even though Paris is said to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world, it is filled with quite mysterious places making Dark Tourism fans more than happy. If you are fascinated by medicine or you are part of those sad of the closure of the Musée Dupuytren that displayed fascinated anatomic pathologies, there is still one fascinated place devoted to the history of medicine. This is Hôpital Saint-Louis Musée des Moulages.

This quirky and secret museum in Paris gathers a gigantic collection of over 4,800 medical wax figures presenting moldings of dermatological diseases from the 19th century. It is so exceptional that is has been listed as historic monument in 1992. This one-of-its-kind museum welcomes the many professionals in the healthcare sector, as well as curious people who are not faint of heart. You heard us, this is NOT for the faint of heart.

Careful though, to discover the Musée des Moulages, you must fix an appointment. It is also banned to people under 12. The admission is free of charge for the AP-HP staff, but average visitors will have to pay €7 (full rate) or €4 (students) to visit it.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
Starts 17 August 2020



    1 Avenue Claude Vellefaux
    75010 Paris 10

    Métro : Goncourt (ligne 11), République (lignes 3, 5, 8, 9 et 11), Jacques Bonsergent (ligne 5), Colonel Fabien (ligne 2)

    étudiants: €4
    Plein Tarif: €7

    Official website

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